Participants at the recently launched of the diagnostic on policy effectiveness to improve resource allocationThe government of Liberia (GoL) and partners recently launched a diagnostic on policy effectiveness to improve resource allocation, investment and capacity development decisions in support of Food, Nutrition Security & Sustainable Agriculture (FNS&SA) by GOL, European Union (EU), United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other development partners.The event which was held at a local resort in Monrovia brought together government officials, including representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture and Finance, officials from FAO, EU, and other donor organizations. Also attending the event were farmers organizations, Civil Society representatives, the private sector and members of the Liberian media.It was organized by the Food and Nutrition Security Impact, Resilience, Sustainability and Transformation (FIRST), a Food Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – European Union (EU) Partnership Policy Assistance Facility. The dialogue seeks to present and discuss the process of the diagnostic on the effectiveness of the main polices processes, especially the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD) and the Liberia Agriculture Sector Investment Plan (LASPI-II) in which the government and its partners are engaged.FIRST, which is currently working in the regions of Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Near East, represents a strategic partnership between FAO and the EU. In the partnership, the EU is making an investment of nearly €8 billion in over 60 countries between 2014 and 2020 to improve FNS&SA, while FAO is providing support to create a more enabling policy and institutional environment in which investments made by government, EU, and other partners will have a more direct and tangible impact.Agriculture Minister Mogana Flomo told participants at the program that it is important for partners to continue to collaborate with the government to improve policies that can promote agriculture in order to reduce poverty in the lives of farmers and sustain food security.He said that the government of Liberia remains committed to ensuring that country becomes food secure.“President George Weah has expressed commitment to prioritize agriculture as indicated in his recent annual address to the nation. He has promised to take the lead to ensure the agricultural sector become improved. With the right policies put in to place by the government and partners, it is possible that the PADP can be achieved through agriculture. This is why, we are anticipating your endless supports to drive the sector forward,” he said.According him the improvement of food and nutrition security is a cross cutting issues affecting many sectors. “Improving food and nutrition security is not only limited to having access to food but also improving education, health and sustaining peace.“We can sustain the peace provided agriculture remain a priority for the government,” he added.Minister Flomo further stated that government expects within the next 5-years to significantly improve food security in the country, but he noted that it will require collective commitment from both the government and its citizens.He said his ministry and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in collaboration with FAO, have decided to make communal farming a main focus to increase the level of food production.“We have promised to reduce the importation of rice this year by seven percent. Therefore we are collaborating with the local authorities at counties level to carry out communal farming from a different approach,” he said.FAO country representative, Mariatou Njie said FIRST in the past 2-years have supported the government of Liberia in policy formulation and implementation, coordination of food security and capacity building.“The government and partners formulated and technically validated the Liberia Agriculture Sector Investment Program (LASIP) second generation. This investment plan has put an emphasis on Food and Nutrition Security, which is the first pillar of the document. It is achieved with the active participation of all stakeholders of the sector,” she explained.She said due to the deteriorating conditions of food situations in many countries governments have expressed commitment to investment in order to achieve food and nutrition,” adding this is in the heart of FAO and EU.She stated that the ‘FIRST’ effectiveness diagnostic will provide analysis and situation to improve food and nutrition security and poverty as well as contribute to the decisions of the government, FAO and other stakeholders in prioritizing their actions within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals 2 and serve as the baseline of the evaluation of the policies assistance provided to Liberia.According to her, the diagnostic is therefore meant to give a voice to the various stakeholders in agriculture and food and nutrition security on the effectiveness of policies in addressing the challenges confronting agriculture.She added that recommendations derive from the process will help improve resource allocation for the sector.The FAO representative thanked the government and the EU for helping to improve resource allotment for agriculture in Liberia.Representing EU was the Head of Section Resilience Cooperation, Ivan Borisavljevic, who stated that EU remain committed in supporting Liberia improve food security through policies.“EU recognizes the importance to support agriculture to improve food security and reduce poverty in the lives of farmers. The ‘FIRST” program will continue to capacity the capacity of the ministry of agriculture in whatever possible,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Hiring of election staffThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will be moving ahead with the process of recruiting personnel for key positions within the elections body in preparation for the March 2020 polling day. This was revealed by Government-nominated GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander when he updated reporters on Tuesday’s more than three-hour-long meeting.According to Alexander, the Commission has agreed to commence interviews for the posts of: Assistant Chief Elections Officer (ACEO), Civic and Voters’ Education Officer, Research Officer and Logistics Officer.“So very soon we will be convening those panels for the interviews so we can conclude employment of those four officers,” he indicated.GECOM Commissioner Vincent AlexanderLast week, it was revealed that almost one year after the December passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) against the coalition government, GECOM is only now scrambling to fill these key posts with only five months remaining before next year’s elections.In fact, Commissioner Alexander had told reporters that the Admin Committee was reactivated to fill these vacancies.“Obviously, those vacancies have been affecting the capacity of the Secretariat to do its work,” he had stated.Since the December 2018 passage of the NCM, which triggered early elections within three months, GECOM has come under heavy criticism for its failure to be in a state of readiness to hold General and Regional Elections.In fact, in its ruling on the consolidated NCM cases, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) said that all constitutional actors, including GECOM, must abide by the provisions of the Constitution.“The Court must assume that these bodies and personages will exercise their responsibilities with integrity and in keeping with the unambiguous provisions of the Constitution bearing in mind that the No-Confidence Motion was validly passed as long ago as 21 December 2018,” the Trinidad-based regional court had stated.According to Article 106, Cabinet including the President shall resign and call elections within three months of the successful passage of a no-confidence motion. This meant elections were due since March 21, 2019. But while the court noted that the timeline was on pause owing to the legal proceedings, its June 18 ruling validating the passage had re-triggered the elections deadline.But Alexander explained that the Elections Commission could not have done any work to fill these vacancies since it was without a Chairman for several weeks.“These vacancies have been there since last year. Work on the vacancies were held up when we did not have a Chairman,” Commissioner Alexander contended.However, these vacancies were there since last year and GECOM was only without a Chair for about one month in July.The CCJ had also ruled in June that the 2017 appointment of then GECOM Chair Retired Justice James Patterson was unconstitutional. This resulted in Justice Patterson’s resignation late June. After several weeks of meetings between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and their representatives, current Chair, Retired Justice Claudette Singh was appointed on July 26.
Last Thursday night saw a number of club members braving the wet and windy conditions to run in the Letterkenny Rotary Club, Winter Wollie Warmer 5k run /walk.It was great to see new members putting their Tuesday night track sessions to the test! First club member over the line was Pauric Kelly in a time of 19.03.The clubs presentation night is this Saturday in the Brewery Bar and Restaurant. Meeting in the bar first at 7.15pm before dinner at 8pm sharp. We have the honour of hosting a special guest who will be presenting the prizes on the night, so we hope that as many members will be in attendance for what will be a good nights craic and a celebration of the years achievements. Training continues as follows:Tuesday 7.45pm Aura track sessionWednesday 8.00pm Aura swimThursday 6.30pm Aura Long Run Saturday 9.00 Aura Group cycle, check the clubs Facebook page for details of pace and distance.Winter Wollie Warmer 5k ResultsPauric Kelly 19.03Margaret Kelly 20.20Brian Boyce 20.26 Adrian Callaghan 21.46Catherine McKinley 21.51Keith Fletcher 22.12Stephen Sweeny 22.43 Anne Robinson 23.54Gerard Callaghan 25.42Jackie Callaghan 25.42Laura Black 25.46Kate Black 30.45ATHLETICS: PAURIC KELLY WINS THE FIRST WINTER WARMER 5K was last modified: December 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:5kathleticsNoticesSport
Ched Evans is suing the lawyers who represented him in a rape trial in an attempt to recoup a potential fortune of millions in lost earnings.The Sheffield United striker, who is currently on loan at Fleetwood, spent two-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted or raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room at the end of a drunken night out in north Wales in 2011. RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED He was also named in the Professional Footballers’ Association team of the year for the division – and many supporters said he would have gone on to play in the Premier League.Evans, now 29, is playing on loan for Fleetwood, but will argue he has missed out on a potential fortune due to his conviction.He pursued Sheffield United, who were employing him at the time of his arrest, for lost wages, but the maximum amount a person who is wrongfully convicted can claim is only £500,000.A windfall of millions of pounds could come his way as he looks set for the High Court in April next year for the civil case against Brabners.A spokesperson for the law firm said: “Brabners put forward a strong defence of the criminal case against Ched Evans following a thorough process and we are vigorously defending our handling of the case. MONEY no dice Evans has insisted he is innocent throughout ADVICE 2 REVEALED BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions However, a retrial in 2016 found him not guilty.Evans is now claiming he was badly advised by legal firm Brabners, who defended him in the initial trial in 2012.He could receive hundreds of thousands – or even millions – of pounds in damages if successful in proving malpractice.At the time of his arrest, Evans was the Blades’ top scorer and was on a wage of around £18,000-a-week, making him one of the highest paid players in League One at the time. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest Football News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Evans is currently playing at Fleetwood Town – on loan from Sheffield United Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move “We believe the claim for damages is entirely without merit.”Evans’ retrial that led to his acquittal was highly controversial.The jury was allowed to hear the sexual history of the complainant – a decision that outraged women’s support groups and campaigners.In court, Evans did admit to not speaking to the woman, before, during or after the sex and left the hotel via a fire exit.
UPDATED: Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has waded into the row over the axing of the A5 motorway.The Chamber said it received the news that the Irish Government was now not going to fund the A5 with disbelief.A statement says the road infrastructure in the North West is abysmal and this announcement has come as a devastating blow to the entire North West.Chamber President, Patrick McGinley on hearing the news said “Letterkenny Chamber and our colleagues across the North West have lobbied for this road for many years. Over the last two years we have repeatedly been told by elected representatives and Ministers that it would go ahead. “This news once again shows that the North West is being disregarded and ignored. We cannot hope to attract future investment when the roads infrastructure is so far below European standards.“Every other region is linked with Dublin by Motorway and rail yet Donegal is left out of the jigsaw.“The upgrade of this road has been on the agenda for a number of years and €38m has already been spent which is now wasted.“You only have to look at the map to see its importance. We will not accept this decision without a fight. This project must be put back on track immediately. “ Toni Forrester, Chamber CEO reiterates the President’s concerns.“We were always concerned that the NI Executive was going to pull out of this deal and to find that it is actually the Irish Government pulling the plug is just astounding.“Time and again we were told not to worry, that the road project would be going ahead and we would be driving on it in 2015. I would guess that the possibility of us driving on this road in the next 15 or 20 years is a very remote possibility. This is bad news for Letterkenny and the North West region as a whole.“We are repeatedly told by inward investment companies that good infrastructure is crucial. To sell this region without a decent road network make it even more of an uphill struggle.“This region was starved of investment during the boom and it is still being discriminated against now. This project will remain high on our agenda and we call on our members and individual’s to lobby their elected representatives to get our fair share for the North West.” Donegal North East Fianna Fáil TD Charlie McConalogue has demanded a Dáil debate on the future of the A5 Derry to Aughnacloy road, following reports that the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar plans to abandon the project.Deputy McConalogue has warned of the profound economic and political consequences of such a move. He said the Government is undoing years of extensive worka nd cooperation with the Northern Executive on what is crucial road project for the North West.Deputy McConalogue said: “The Government has essentially shattered years of work and cooperation in the space of one afternoon yesterday. After hearing reports that Minister Varadkar plans to shelve the A5, the North’s Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has said the funding due to be provided by the Stormont Executive will now be spent elsewhere.“The damage of such a decision is profound. The A5 upgrade project was agreed in 2006 and the previous Government committed to providing the funding to complete the project by 2015. Fine Gael and Labour vowed to honour these commitments of to make this project a reality. Now this appears to be joining a long list of broken promises from this Government, in a move that will undermine the years of North-South cooperation that have gone into these projects. “We need to have an urgent Dáil debate on this matter. For the Fine Gael and Labour coalition to unilaterally scrap this project without any agreement with Stormont or any cross-party input is, quite simply, a disgrace.“I am also urging the Stormont Executive to take the funding they have set aside for this project and sit down with the Taoiseach.”LETTERKENNY CHAMBER WADES INTO ROW OVER AXING OF A5 MOTORWAY was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:A5Letterkenny Chamber
COUNCILLORS will meet in Lifford on Monday as a storm brews over the upcoming county Draft Development Plan – which could see an astonishing 2,300 designated townland areas for wind farms in Co Donegal.The Gweebarra Conservation Group has joined the growing chorus of community and environment groups in Donegal who are concerned about the rezoning of over half the rural townlands in the County to ‘preferred areas for windfarm development’ in the draft County Development Plan.Donegal’s county councillors will meet as highly critical comments from a Government Department descend on the council. The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (DEHLG) is questioning the proposals.In one shocking comment the Department’s officials claim that “areas have been identified as preferred for wind energy without an apparent evidence base.”The council doesn’t appear to have a proper strategy, it said.The Planners’ decision to rezone over 2,300 Townlands, many containing Special Areas of Conservation and areas of High Scenic Amenity, was made with little public consultation, say campaigners. The Gweebarra Conservation Group is among a number of organisations opposing the proliferation of wind farms.How donegaldaily.com reported the 2,300 townlands designation:https://www.donegaldaily.com/2012/04/10/2300-donegal-townlands-designated-for-windfarms-as-campaigners-challenge-taoiseach/ A COUNTY OF WINDFARMS? POLITICIANS TO MEET AS COUNCIL CRITICISED was last modified: May 27th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:A COUNTY OF WINDFARMS? POLITICIANS TO MEET AS COUNCIL CRITICISED
They may have been unlucky in love but Ireland’s luckiest lotto couple celebrated yesterday as they scooped €500,000.Pat O’Hagan from Letterkenny went public when he collected his €250,000 cheque at lotto headquarters in Dublin.The second winner, who also scooped €250,000 using the same numbers on the Lotto Plus 2 game, refused to allow their identity to be revealed. But now the media is reporting the second mystery winner is Pat’s estranged wife Margaret.Amazingly both did the lotto numbers separately of eachother last Saturday using the same numbers they have used for many years.Margaret, a former hospital worker at Letterkenny General Hospital, did a €12 lotto ticket at The Paper Post on Letterkenny’s Main Street last Saturday.Pat, who retired from An Post a number of years ago, was overjoyed when his numbers came up Saturday in the Lotto Plus 2 draw after buying a €4 ticket at Mac’s Mace on the High Road. The pair travelled to Dublin to collect their winnings by Bus Eireann coach yesterday and returned to Letterkenny last night.They have a grown-up family.Pat is reported to have celebrated his win by sipping champagne at The Voodoo Lounge in Letterkenny on Monday evening before travelling to Dublin.Pat said he was looking forward to spending some of his winnings on a trip to Florence in Italy as he has a love of architecture.He revealed he used the same numbers he has been using since 1988 to scoop the windfall. Pat revealed “I won over €1,000 in the mid eighties but haven’t won anything since. I’m really looking forward to taking a holiday in Florence in Italy soon, to see the statue of David because I’m interested in art and sculpture.“I’m also going to visit my older brother in New Mexico later on,” he said.DONEGAL COUPLE SCOOP €500,000 USING SEPARATE LOTTO TICKETS was last modified: August 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkennylottoMargaret O’HaganPat O’Hagan
Kickboxing LK has been kicking up a storm on the European and Irish circuit in the last few weeks.It all started on August 16th with coach Tommy “The Ghost” Mc Cafferty exploding onto the European mixed martial arts scene with a highlight reel knockout of Scotland’s Dean Reilly on his Cage Warriors debut.The fight was touted as a battle of the two best strikers in the European featherweight division, and fans got their money’s worth with a see-saw battle in the first round. Mc Cafferty came out in the second and took control, landing some brutal leg kicks to take away Reilly’s mobility, that was present in the first round.At 56 seconds into the 2nd round Mc Cafferty landed a switch step right hand which dropped Reilly hard to the canvas before mc cafferty moved in for the finish in what was described by the commentator as an “absolutely unbelievable knockout”.Check it out here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VpzkBGhQrcKickboxing LK isn’t just about the competitive side of the sport, and this was shown when Newtowncunningham’s own John Hannigan became the first black belt under the guidance of Tommy Mc Cafferty to fight. John had trained firstly in the junior class before making his way to the senior classes and with a lot of hard work and extreme dedication after six and half years of training he got the honour of becoming kickboxing LK’s first black belt on September 4th.On Saturday night, Letterkenny’s own Brian “The running man” Crossan took to the ring on the undercard of a WKU professional world title fight to challenge for the WKU Irish title.Brian who is currently the WKA Irish champion was looking to unify the two Irish titles to cement himself as Ireland’s no.1 super middleweight full contact kick-boxer.He entered the ring on Saturday night to take on the hometown boy and crowd favourite Michael Mc Crossan in what was set to be a battle of two big hitters.In the first couple of exchanges both men looked determined to put an early stamp of authority on the bout with both having some success in the early exchanges in what was an even first round. The Letterkenny man started to come strong in the second round landing some big combinations ending with some thundering kicks to his opponents body.It was becoming evident as the round went on that these were starting to add up as Brian Crossan started to up the ante narrowly missing with a spinning hook kick.In the third round, Brian started to go on an all out attack landing some big punches and kicks but Michael Mc Crossan was in no way out of the fighting firing back with some heavy hands of his own.As the round went on Brian Crossan started to take control using push kicks and side kicks to stop Michael’s attacks and to set up his own combinations. As the third round came to a close it was looking like the Letterkenny man was still fresh and when the fourth round started this became very clear as Brian Crossan went on all out attack landing kick after kick to the mid-rift of his opponent and following up with some heavy handed combinations.Halfway through the fourth, Brian landed a sharp sidekick which seem to hurt his opponent and once Brian seen the change on his opponents face he followed up with and cracking right leg his forced his opponent to the canvas.Referee Stephen McFarlane started the count but as the count came to the end it was obvious that Brian’s opponent wasn’t going to make it up for the count as he was counted out.As the MC announced the result Brian’s strong following could be heard loudly echoing through the venue in celebration of what was a huge victory for the Lurgybrack man.Brian who is known for his high levels of fitness on the running circuits as well isn’t one to sit about and rest on his glory and is now preparing for his K-1 debut in Belfast in two weeks time.Kickboxing LK is known as the premier striking gym in the North-West but this didn’t stop head-coach Tommy Mc Cafferty from picking up a bronze medal in the Irish BJJ leagues the following morning in the middleweight blue belt category narrowly missing out on the final.Tommy says the clubs key to success is that they keep the training fun and enjoyable.There is no room for ego in the club and everyone is there to help make each other better and support each other in their goals.Whether that be to lose weight, learn self defence, work their way to black belt or to actually enter the ring at some stage in any of the disciplines taught at the club from kickboxing to k-1 to Muay Thai.If you’re interested in learning some kickboxing or Muay Thai or even just to lose some weight, why not try out our new beginners course starting this Thursday at 7:00 at the Aura leisure centre, which will take place twice a week for five weeks, the price for the course is €40.KICKBOXING LETTERKENNY IS ‘KICKING’ UP A STORM was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Featureskick-boxingnewsPromoted PostSportTommy Mc Cafferty
Tags: AFCON 2019 qualifierstopUganda Cranes The Cranes finished as Group L winners (file photo)AFCON 2019 Qualifier-Group L Tanzania 3-0 UgandaNational Stadium, Dar es SalaamSunday, 24-03-2019 @6pmDAR ES SALAAM – The Uganda Cranes were handed a first defeat in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers as they lost 3-0 to Tanzania on Sunday.Simon Msuva, Mbwana Samata and Aggrey Maurice scored the goals for the Taifa Stars on a day that Uganda never really got started. Nevertheless, the result did not bother the Cranes a single bit as they entered the game having already qualified for the finals proper.Knowing that they need to score to stand a chance of qualification, Tanzania started brightly creating several half chances while Uganda sat deep to try and condense them.On 21 minutes, Allan Kyambadde failed to clear Uganda’s lines and he was robbed of the ball just inside the area. Msuva unleashed a fierce drive that was deflected by Kirizestom Ntambi and it went into the back of the net to hand Tanzania a 1-0 lead.Tanzania got a chance to double their advantage four minutes later when Michael Kamagi was fouled 25 yards from goal by Timothy Awanyi. Captain Mbwana Samata stepped up to take the resultant free-kick but blazed it over.The first and only yellow card of the game was shown to Hassan Khamis on 30 minutes, for fouling Allan Kyambadde as Uganda tried to kick-start a counter around the center-line.Inside first half additional time, Wadada sent in a cross from the right but Emmanuel Okwi was judged to have fouled inside the box before connecting with the ball.Tanzania started the second half like they did the first, dominating possession and taking the game to Uganda.On 50 minutes, Samata controlled a long ball inside Uganda’s area and tried to square the ball for a teammate but his attempted low cross was handled in the area by Ntambai. The referee pointed to the spot and Samata sent Ugandan custodian Denis Onyango the wrong way to double Tanzania’s lead.Eight minutes later, Tanzania defender Aggry Maurice stayed up after a free kick and he was at hand to node in the hosts’ third for 3-0.In response, Uganda made their first substitution with Milton Karisa replacing the under-performing Emmanuel Okwi.On 65 minutes, Uganda got their first real attempt on target with Nicholas Wadada trying his luck from distance but his effort flew over.Moments later, Tadeo Lwanga also shot from distance, calling Tanzanian goalkeeper Aishi Manula in action as he pushed the effort over for a corner. From the resultant kick, Karisa headed Wasswa’s corner wide of the target.Uganda made their second substitution on 68 minutes as Edrisa Lubega replaced Farooq Miya.With 10 minutes to play, Shaban Muhammad was introduced in place of Patrick Kaddu in an attempt to get some game time.0n 84 minutes, Msuva made a breathtaking run down the right and attempted to catch Onyango off their line but the custodian was on hand to make acrobatic save to deny the Taifa Stars a fourth.The last opportunity of the game fell to Kyambadde but shot weakly after he was teed up by Shaban’s knock-down.Uganda finished the qualifiers on top of Group L with 13 points from six games having won 4, drawn 1 and lost one.Even before Sunday’s game, Uganda had already qualified for the AFCON finals proper.For Tanzania, the win saw them move onto 8 points from 6 games and finish second in the group to qualify for the AFCON finals in Egypt.They join Uganda, Kenya and Burundi as the four East African nations to reach the June/July showpiece.In the other Group L game, Cape Verde and Lesotho drew 0-0.The Cranes startimg XI against Tanzania:Denis Onyango (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Kirizestom Ntambi, Timothy Denis Awany,Tadeo Lwanga, Moses Waiswa Ndhodhi, Farooq Miya, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Allan Kyambadde, Henry Patrick KadduSubstitutes:Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia), Salim Magoola (Al Hilal, South), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA, Uganda), Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel FF, Denmark), Allan Okello (KCCA,Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Muhammad Shaban (Raja Casablanca, Morocco), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco).Comments
Its been more than a decade since the Loggers captured a championship in their home tournament.The Eureka High boys basketball team will look to take its first step towards ending the drought — one which has seen Eureka go without a championship at its home tournament since the 2007-08 season — Thursday when the Logger Classic tips off at Jay Willard Gymnasium.Eureka (4-3) will host Brookings-Harbor (3-4) Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in its first-round game.The Loggers will start their Logger …